Mattapoisett Library Readies for Fall

Summer at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library has just about come to a close. The Children’s Summer Reading Program “Build a Better World” went out with a bang last week with an ice cream social for all who participated. Over 200 readers read 2,980 hours during the six weeks, and around 160 young readers and […] Read more »

Benjamin D. Cushing Community Center Ready to Serve

The general public was introduced to Marion’s new community/senior center this past Saturday, August 12, and the consensus is that it is wonderful, beautiful – perfect. There’s just something about the smell of fresh paint and newly laid carpet, scents reminiscent of brand new starts, new beginnings, and of a space that has been created […] Read more »

‘Minecraft Magic’ a Portal to Fun

At the Plumb Library in Rochester, there are never too many ways to “Build a Better World” as this summer’s reading program continues into its final week. For some people, especially for the younger ones, building a better world is an obsession of sorts – when you’re a ‘Minecrafter.’ For those unaware of the indie […] Read more »

Still Camping After All These Years

For more than 50 years, Camp Massasoit has been a constant on the Mattapoisett shore, now in its third generation of summer campers. But the old standby is quite spry for a member of the half-century club, and spending part of a morning there is a whirlwind of activity – singing and sailing, smiling and […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Jillian Zucco

Name: Jillian Zucco, Miss Massachusetts 2017 Age: 24 How she came to Tri-Town: Grew up and still lives in Mattapoisett. Favorite place: Ned’s Point. “I like to run there, jump in the water and then keep running.” What would you do as President of Tri-Town? “I would require everybody to volunteer a certain number of […] Read more »

Great Turnout for ‘Great Community Picnic’

What is a ‘Great Community Picnic,’ and what makes it great? On Thursday, August 3, the Mattapoisett Historical Society and the Mattapoisett Land Trust hosted its second annual Great Community Picnic at the Munro Preserve, and by the looks of it, it was indeed pretty great. A Great Community Picnic “is an occasion where people, […] Read more »

Community Nurse Recognized for Excellence

On August 8, Mattapoisett’s Community Nurse Amanda Stone received the Massachusetts Community Nurse Award of Excellence presented by the Board of Selectmen. Town Administrator Michael Gagne said that while other cities and towns cut back on public health nursing services as a cost-saving measure, opting instead to use the services of visiting nurses, Mattapoisett had […] Read more »

The Not-So-Common Prehistoric Loon

The common loon is one of the oldest living creatures on this planet, with credentials of ancient fossils written on limestone pages of time in Earth’s crust more than a billion years ago. This iconic spirit of the waters we enjoy today has somehow miraculously eluded extinction both before and after the Mesozoic cataclysms because […] Read more »

Exhibit Highlights Marion’s Golden Era

At the New Bedford Whaling Museum one can take a trip through time and imagine life aboard a whaling ship, or working in a stitching mill, or harvesting cranberries – industries that saw their heydays come and go or become mechanized. But there was also another way of life – one that featured a different […] Read more »

Tri-Town Profile: Hannah Guard

Name: Hannah Guard, valedictorian, ORR Class of 2017 Age: 18 How she came to Tri-Town: Lifelong resident of Marion Favorite place: “I like going to Silvershell Beach, we keep our boat at Barden’s Boat Yard – and I love Captain Barney’s in Marion.” Ever seen a celebrity locally? “Not in Tri-Town, but a few weekends […] Read more »